Such Big Dreams: A Novel (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780593499504
ISBN: 9780593499504
Editorial: Ballantine Books
Autor: Patel, Reema
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 336
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: A savvy former street child working at a law office in Mumbai fights for redemption and a chance to live life on her own terms in this “smart, haunting, and compulsively readable” (Amy Jones, author of We’re All in This Together) debut novel about fortune and survival.“A heartbreaking yet hopeful story about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of insurmountable odds.”—Etaf Rum, New York Times bestselling author of A Woman Is No ManRakhi is a twenty-three-year-old haunted by the grisly aftermath of an incident that led to the loss of her best friend eleven years ago. Constantly reminded she doesn’t belong, Rakhi lives alone in a Mumbai slum, working as a lowly office assistant at Justice For All, a struggling human-rights law organization headed by the renowned lawyer who gave her a fresh start.Fiercely intelligent and in possession of a sharp wit and an even sharper tongue, Rakhi is nobody’s fool, even if she is underestimated by everyone around her. Rakhi’s life isn’t much, but she’s managing. That is, until Rubina Mansoor, a fading former Bollywood starlet, tries to edge her way back into the spotlight by becoming a celebrity ambassador for Justice For All. Steering the organization into uncharted territories, she demands an internship for Alex, a young family friend from Canada and Harvard-bound graduate student. Ambitious, persistent, and naïve, Alex persuades Rakhi to show him “the real” India. In exchange, he’ll do something to further Rakhi’s dreams in a transaction that seems harmless, at first.As old guilt and new aspirations collide, everything Rakhi once knew to be true is set ablaze. And as the stakes mount, she will come face-to-face with the difficult choices and moral compromises that people make in order to survive, no matter the cost. Reema Patel’s transportive debut novel offers a moving, smart, and arrestingly clever look at the cost of ambition and power in reclaiming one’s ReviewAn Amazon Best Book of May 2022: With a whip-smart, funny, and strong-willed woman at its core, Such Big Dreams is an absolute pleasure to read. Growing up homeless on the streets of Mumbai, 23-year-old Rakhi is hardwired with a certain grit and skepticism about the world—especially because her best friend on the streets disappeared ten years ago. Now an adult, she’s landed on her feet, working as a personal assistant at a nonprofit human rights law organization, and with the encouragement of her boss and a white intern, she begins to dream of a life beyond the slum where she lives and the menial tasks she performs. But dreams are never that easy. There’s a lot that Patel tackles in this book—the disparity of wealth in India and abroad, the education gap; the non-profit world commandeered by celebrity; loss and love—and yet, it’s done with such a deft hand that it’s impossible to put this book down. Rakhi is a narrator you will root for and want as your best friend—she’s got guts, gusto, and dares to dream, and there’s nothing better than that. —Al Woodworth, Amazon EditorReview“Cynical, street-smart Rakhi . . . is a sharply drawn protagonist [who] gives this novel power and zest.”—Kirkus Reviews“An astonishingly gifted storyteller, Reema Patel writes with a confidence, insight, and skill that belies her status as a debut novelist. A smart, haunting, compulsively readable novel with tightly woven plot and an unforgettable narrator, Such Big Dreams is a gripping story you’ll want to simultaneously race through at breakneck speed and slow down to savor every word.”—Amy Jones, author of We’re All in This Together“From the very first page, Such Big Dreams grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. Patel’s prose jumps with energy, plunging the reader into a page-turner of a story that doesn’t shy away from exploring hard and painful truths about the way people navigate the systemic conditions of society. With assured writing, Patel explores themes ranging from societa
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